Millions of people live in less than stellar homes and spaces for many years. Then all of a sudden, they want to sell and turn their homes into a great space for others. It doesn't have to be this way. A Redesigner or Visual Coordination Specialist may be the answer. It's also affordable.
There are a number of ways to improve your living space that don't cost a lot of money:
While some people are content to have their bed frames be plain metal with no frills, other people understand that a great bed frame is a great way to create a unique look for their bedroom. On top of that, choosing the right bed frame can also have some significant storage advantages for you as well! A wonderfully stylish bed frame is something that can make a huge difference to your bedroom and the look of your home, so take a moment to consider what your options might me.
There are many more choices for small powder room these days. Best of all they come in a variety of shapes that will definitely add a Wow factor and not take up much space. See details in our article on sinks for small bathrooms. All of the bathrooms beow are from Porcelanosa.
Before you call any movers and ask them to come out and give you an estimate, you need to know what you want the movers to do. If you don't it will be very difficult to compare estimates and make a good decision.
The photos of this 26' x 12' kitchen are related to our aticle of what went right and wrong with our kitchen remodeling project.
I am in the process of refinishing all the hardwood floors in my 1930's home. The old old finish was easy to remove with Zinsser Strip Fast Furniture Refinisher and we didn't restain and it looks beautiful. We put on several coats of a protectant finish that has a little bit of gloss to it. But the previous owner had refinished one room and it has a matte polyurethane finish on. This remover doesn't seem to budge this finish & I'm at a loss.
This is the third in a series of articles on what went right and wrong during family room renovation. We've already discussed our bathroom, basement and kitchen renovations so see those too. You may be puzzled as to why we are even doing this. It's really simple. It's not often that your architect or interior designer is going to tell you what went wrong in their previous jobs, but lets face it, they learned from their mistakes and so have we. Hopefully these tips will help you get th best out of your renovation project.
Tom- wanted to share a first-of-its-kind lighting product with you and your community. The Instant Pendant Light converts recessed lights to hanging pendants without rewiring and tools. It installs as easily as changing a light bulb and saves remodelers the expensive of electricians, drywall repair and painting. Let me know if you would like a sample to demo. Please visit www.worthhomeproducts.com for more info.
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Home Depot and Lowes do a great job in pulling together thousands of items, supplies and tools needed to do home improvement projects. Where they fall down is that they don't teach people how to do things. This is especially bad news right now since most people have scaled back their large purchases and are focusing on simple repairs.
Taking care of the garden is a very demanding household chore. Nevertheless, there are a number of people that consider gardening to be something very pleasurable. This is mostly because the sense of satisfaction they get, when they are enjoying themselves in the perfect garden, is priceless.
Condominiums and apartments like other large buildings use 40 percent of energy in the U.S. If you live in a condo or apartment and want to reduce energy consumption, save money and perhaps use more renewable energy like solar, you'll have to think collectively. That means that your condo association, home owners association or landlord has to take action on the residents behalf. This article presents two distinct approaches of doing that by using Demand Side Management and installing solar photovoltaic or solar thermal for your building.
We use quite a bit of hot water mostly for showers and baths, and to wash our dishes and clothes. Unfortunately, 80-90 percent of the energy used to heat that water goes right down the drain. Now for less than $500-$700 plus installation costs, owners of single family and multifamily homes can install a drain heat recovery system to recover that heat. That means longer hot showers, saving electricity or natural gas and of course money. The payback time is about 2-3 years.
We're remodeling again and so we have gone through that same process in selecting paint colors. This time it was harder, because our new floor plan is wide open. The challenge was to find interior paints that worked together well and didn't chop up the house. We also had to choose exterior paint for trim and siding.